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50 Ways Church greeter shaking hands with a visitor

One key to effective outreach is making sure that worship visitors feel truly welcome. These 50 Ways will help your congregation make a good first…

Leading Ideas Photo of church greeters shaking hands with visitors

Churches need their most positive, smiling, warmest personalities on their front lines, says Greg Atkinson. Your parking lot team, greeters, ushers, and welcome desk volunteers…

Leading Ideas Closeup stock photo of a clock

In an ideal world, everyone would arrive 10 to 15 minutes early for worship. They would greet five people as they walk toward the building…

Leading Ideas Stock photo of a full worshiping space

Church people might see themselves as welcoming, because they run promotions claiming, “Our doors are open,” and “Our lights are on,” or maybe they hang…

Leading Ideas Stock photo of a chalk sign that says "open" in a cursive script

Churches have long assumed that new people would engage their congregations by first attending worship. When they are not growing and attracting new people, people…

 Videos Photo of women bagging groceries at a food bank

This five-minute video by Lewis Center Director Lovett H. Weems, Jr., provides an overview of the importance of community engagement to the church. Download this…

Leading Ideas

The first impression guests leave with determines whether they will be back. So what is it that goes into a good first impression? We interviewed…